Want to get started with downloading and installing apps to your Amazon Fire device? Here’s how.
Option 1 – Download From Appstore on Device
- Swipe over to the Home screen and select the “Appstore” icon.
- Navigate the site to find an app you want, or search for it using the search box at the top of the screen.
- When viewing an app, select the “Get App” button, and the “Download” button to download the app.
The app will download and automatically install.
Option 2 – Push App From Amazon Website
- From a web browser, visit the Amazon Appstore.
- Navigate to an app you wish to download
- From the app page, select your device in the “Deliver to” drop-down menu, then select “Get App“.
The app will be pushed to your Fire and automatically install.
Option 3 – Install Apps From Third Party Sites
If the Amazon Appstore doesn’t have the app you want, you can use third-party websites to install Android apps from an APK file using these steps.
- Go to “Settings” > “Security” > “Apps from Unknown Sources“ and turn it “On“.
- Using the web browser (Silk) on the Fire tablet, visit the website. Personally, I use APKMirror.
- Download the file from the website.
- Open the notification area (top bar). It should show that the .APK file is downloading. Tap it once the download has finished.
- Select “Install“.
I can’t seem to download apps or find any of my paid ones. If you didn’t buy a subscription through Amazon, good luck using any of the apps that you pay for. What good is an Amazon Fire if you can’t use it for more than browsing the internet?
-Can’t listen to my music app that I pay for
-Can’t download/play the game that I paid for
-Can use the app I have a monthly subscription for
-Can’t log into 2 different apps from their home pages (yet I’m able to with the actual apps on my phone)
It’s ridiculous trying to install apps unless your asked to put in card details (don’t think so) I tried from Google play doesn’t happen after all annoyance logging in etc still no app I pretty much can’t do a fat alot on the Amazon fire 7 I have to the point of what’s the point having it cant even set email on it
BEVERLY JOHNSON says
I want to get apps that are not on the Amazon Apps on this Amazon Fire tablet. I am REALLY frustrated & to the point of throwing it in the trash. It says I need Google Play and I can’t even get that.
A cummings says
Regret buying this already. Can’t download apps. Want a bus app and it takes me to the bible. Perhaps God can help because Amazon cant
Just throw the amazon fire tablet away, they are absolutely rubbish..
Ramez Guindy says
How to subscribe to an application ?
I don’t have the option of turning ‘on’ unknown sources – there is no button there. How do I download apps like coursera, yousician, etc that are not in the amazon app store. What can I do?
Megan Terrell says
I just got the Amazon fire tablet and went to the app store on the tablet and searched up free games to download I hit on the get app and then the download button and then it pops up saying one click I have to set up one click purchase and I have to put on a credit card why do I need to put my credit card information on the app store when I’m buying free apps and Google play this doesn’t happen I just hit download and it downloads the app
I can not see any games options for me to download when I open the appstore. Any apps I can see all say ‘currently unavailable’ – Yes I am connected to the WIFI
I am trying to download an app to my Amazon 10th generation tablet. I was able to download APKMirror app but only gives me options to my other devices and not the tablet. How do I add my tablet?
Antonio Ruiz says
I can’t not get my apps to download or
Carole Stocker says
I have downloaded apps from Amazon App Store, however, sometimes I’ll get a message telling me that the app must be downloaded from the Amazon App Store, then it closes the app, and opens the Amazon App Store. Since the app was downloaded in the Amazon App Store, it just brings up the app with the open button. What gives?
Satera S May says
My 2 year ild son was gifted a fire 7 and i have no clue how to download games and apps thats age appropriate for him. I followed the steps and pressed get app button and nothing is downloading or installing.
Mitch Bartlett says
Just be safe with where you install apps from and you should be fine.
yes thank you but will we be harm if someone see our personal information by taping Apps from Unknown Sources ?
I try to download Netflix at my new fire tablet 7 but when i go into the app store (option 1) i don’t see Any apps
I don’t know how i can get apps grom the app store
I live at Bonaire at my adress is in Netherlands Antilles i saw that thuis country is at the list
I hope you can help